Monday, December 03, 2007

Author who sued Dan Brown dies

Well, even though Random House's well-documented distortions and misrepresentations have smeared me, and turned me into publishing's bĂȘte noir, that's clearly better than this:

Friday November 30, 2007
Guardian Unlimited

Richard Leigh, a writer of alternative history who unsuccessfully sued for plagiarism over themes in Dan Brown's blockbuster novel The Da Vinci Code, has died, his agent said today. He was 64.

US-born Leigh, who had lived in Britain for three decades, died in London on November 21 from causes related to a heart condition, the Jonathan Clowes Agency said.

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